Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Scuppernong And Muscadine

Correspondence with Karen Wagner
at Muscadine Naturals (muscadinenaturals.com)

Hope you can help. A friend of mine and I were wondering if there was any difference between a scuppernong and muscadine. Are they the same thing. I always thought muscadines were purple and scuppernong were gold. We saw your site and thought you might know the answer.

The scuppernong grape is a Muscadine grape. It is a green-bronze color and was named because it was found growing near the Scuppernong River in North Carolina (an Indian name) in the 17th century. There are several other types of wild Muscadine grapes and many types have been genetically selected for commercial purposes like Carlos, Noble, Roanoke, Ison, Doreen, etc.
They are of interest to read about since they are Native American grapes (all the bunch grapes grown in the USA are from European stock). I hope this answers your question. Let us know if we can answer anything else for you.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Peach Fluff

This is a patio peach called Bonfire. I came out one day and noticed white fluff covering almost the entire tree. It didn't appear to be moving. I'm not sure what it is, but I took a soapy wash rag and wiped it all down. The white fluff seemed to have redish-brown, flat specks under it that flaked off when rubbed.
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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Buddleja and variegated hydrangea

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Saturday, August 02, 2008